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    Default Could not smell Dior Homme...anyone else have this problem?

    I went to two separate places today and sampled Dior Homme and Dior Homme Sport. On each occasion I could not smell the Dior Homme, and neither could the SAs - on paper or on my skin. Surprisingly the Sport was very noticeable.

    What is up with the Dior Homme? Basenoters generally seem to love it. I have not read much about people not being able to smell it.

    Anyone else have this experience with DH?

    As an aside, I ended up buying a bottle of Fahrenheit - OMG is it incredible. Finally I have found something that has really captured my interest. Then again, my Fresco is still en route...lmao.

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    I find I either fatigue very easily with this one or the longevity is not very good. I get 4-5 hrs. It's a great scent when I do smell it though.

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    Default Re: Could not smell Dior Homme...anyone else have this problem?

    Personally have never had this problem that you speak of.

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    Damn! One squirt, pretty much anywhere, and I smell it. It practically salutes me.

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    Olfactory maybe?
    Please check out my selling list:

    YSL Opium homme EDP, Rive Gauche pour homme, Villoresi Uomo, Dior Homme vintage, Body Kouros, Guerlain homme intense etc.

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    This is very odd. The DH line is hard to miss after applying.
    Rotation

    CREED Aventus
    Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur
    DIOR Homme Intense
    Guerlain L'IDGExtreme
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    Chanel Allure Edition Blanche
    Jean-Paul Gaultier Le Male
    Thierry Mugler Pure Malt

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    Probably olfactory fatigue, I find it quite potent. On the side note Fahrenheit is a fantastic fragrance, congrats!

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    Default Re: Could not smell Dior Homme...anyone else have this problem?

    I went to two separate places today and sampled Dior Homme and Dior Homme Sport. On each occasion I could not smell the Dior Homme, and neither could the SAs - on paper or on my skin. Surprisingly the Sport was very noticeable.
    Which did you put on first? I had no problems, even got a sample of DH and tested it out at home...then got the bottle when I heard it's being reformulated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Personally have never had this problem that you speak of.
    This.

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    Default Re: Could not smell Dior Homme...anyone else have this problem?

    Thanks for the responses.

    I have broken my nose numerous times. It is filled with scar tissue plus I have a deviated septum. On top of that, I'm getting old fast.

    But that doesn't explain the SAs not being able to smell it either. Nor does it explain why I can smell all the other frags (except La Nuit's top notes).

    Oh well. One less thing to buy I guess.
    Last edited by Mtnbkr123; 27th January 2013 at 01:26 AM.

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    Yeah, DH is a modern powerhouse. Hate to hear about your trouble.

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    Is there anyone in the region who is extracting iris/orris root on a large scale such that it might be a background smell that is being tuned out? DH's initial notes are heavily iris toned. I'm thinking lipstick manufacturing but it might just be a chemical factory that works for the cosmetics industry. Growing up in New Jersey long ago, I'm pretty sure my nose was desensitized to a few things at the time.

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    Default Re: Could not smell Dior Homme...anyone else have this problem?

    Glad I'm not the only one. I tried it at Sephora earlier and couldn't smell anything for a good 10 minutes. I picked up on that lipstick (iris) note 15 minutes later though.

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